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With Brits living longer and the rules of retirement constantly changing, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Look here for all of the news and insight you need to plan your future, whether you’re retiring now or looking forward to freedom. If you're on the cusp of retirement check out our 'Retiring Now' section. Our 'Retirement Planning' section is a useful tool in the run-up to retirement.

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£18bn surge in tax receipts ahead of Budget

Ahead of today’s budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond received some good news wit...

Elderly homeowners can release equity to fund live-in care

Retirees can release capital from their property to pay for care in their own ho...

Do I need an independent financial adviser?

As retirees prepare to pursue the opportunities afforded to them by pension free...

Report finds financial advisers may be misleading public over qualifications

Almost two-thirds of the financial advisers investigated on the most widely used...

Death and ISAs: rules to change in April

Two important and ‘sensible’ changes in the way ISAs are dealt with upon dea...

Auto-enrolment default fund charge to remain at 0.75%

The government has confirmed the 0.75% charge cap for auto-enrolment default fun...

Retiring now

Can you disinherit a child?

After the death of Lord Snowdon earlier this year, it was revealed he had left h...

Internet is the most popular source for retirement advice

The over 50s continue to research retirement information online with trust and c...

Women and pensions: why you need to care

There is widespread talk of the gender pay gap, but there is a far greater gap b...

Retirees lured by sky-high pension transfer values

Bumper pension scheme transfer values are encouraging individuals to trade a saf...

‘Clumsy system’ sees pension freedoms users reclaim £37m of tax

People aged 55+ using pension freedoms to withdraw money from their lifetime sav...

What happens to your pension when you die?

A pension provider is calling for a blanket inheritance tax exemption on pension...

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